Structural Adjustment and the Health Care Sector in India: some policy issues in financing

Date: Jun, 1997
ODID Working Paper No. 2
Author(s): Brijesh C Purohit (Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur, India)

The paper examines different strategies for the financing of health care in India, where the effect of structural adjustment has been to undermine the traditional resource base. The relative merits of user fees, insurance schemes, administrative decentralisation and partial privatisation are discussed. The main policy conclusion is the need for better regulation of the various modalities of health care delivery.

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